Latest POLITICS News From The Illinois Newsroom Team
Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. cites “strong stewardship” as he seeks election to a second term.
Voters in Danville will decide if Rickey Williams Junior gets to serve a second full term as mayor, or if the job goes to Vermilion Housing Authority executive director Jackie Vinson. Illinois Newsroom’s Jim Meadows spoke with Mayor Williams on March 13 at Danville Area Community College, where he was about to appear with Vinson at a candidates forum.
A Piatt County zoning board votes against a wind farm, but the county board will have the final say.
Both supporters and opponents were watching Thursday night, as the Piatt County Zoning Board of Appeals voted 5-0 against recommending a zoning permit for the Goose Creek wind turbine project proposed by Apex Clean Energy. The proposal now goes to the Piatt County Board, which does not have to follow the zoning board’s ruling.
DeVore intervenes in Rep. Caulkins’ assault weapons ban lawsuit over campaign donations
DECATUR — There’s a new legal spat between two parties on the same side of the gun rights issue in Illinois. An attorney who won
Appellate court upholds restraining order on assault weapons ban
In 2-1 ruling, court says law likely violates equal protection guarantee
More improvements planned for Old State Capitol
SPRINGFIELD – A $15 million state investment at the Old State Capitol in Springfield means more renovations to the historic site. The funding will help pay
Deb Feinen Seeks a 3rd Term as Champaign’s Mayor
Champaign voters will have three candidates to choose from on April 4, including incumbent mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, who is running for a third term.
Public hearings on a proposed wind farm in Piatt County are entering the home stretch.
The 300 megawatt project would consist of 50 to 60 large wind turbines on land in Blue Ridge, Goose Creek and Sangamon townships, leased from area farmers.
Gun rights advocates are suing over Illinois’ weapons ban. Here’s what to know.
SPRINGFIELD — In recent days, there has been a flurry of legal action aimed at a new assault weapons ban signed by Illinois Gov. JB
Judge issues restraining order against Illinois assault weapons ban
The ruling only affects 866 plaintiffs who sued to overturn the law. For the rest of the state, the ban on assault weapons remains in place.
At World Economic Forum, Pritzker plays role of Illinois’ ‘best chief marketing officer’
Governor touts accomplishments from energy and infrastructure to assault weapons ban.
Former Champaign Mayor Don Gerard hopes to return to the office.
There will be three candidates on the ballot for mayor of Champaign in the April 4th consolidated election. This first report on the Champaign mayoral
Gun lobby, stores file federal challenge to assault weapons ban, arguing it violates ‘right to keep and bear common arms’
The Illinois State Rifle Association lawsuit appears to be the first in federal court to challenge Illinois’ new weapons ban, but it is part of a burgeoning legal effort aimed at undoing the new law. Other lawsuits have been filed in state court.
Gun rights advocates file opening legal challenges to Illinois’ assault weapons ban
SPRINGFIELD – A trio of gun owners and a firearms retailer in southeastern Illinois have filed the first two lawsuits in what’s expected to be